Pakistan delivers medical assistance to Indian fishermen stuck at sea

Published: April 29, 2018
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PHOTO: REUTERS

PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: The Pakistan Navy has delivered medical assistance to an Indian boat which had developed engine problems eight days back and was lost at sea, according to reports.

A press release issued by the navy in this regard details that PNS Alamgir delivered assistance to Indian fishermen travelling in ST Mars. The fishermen were close to running out of food and water after their boat developed engine problems eight days back. Despite repeated appeals, no Indian boat had come to their rescue.

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The Pakistani vessel rushed to the aid of the 12 Indian fishermen aboard ST Mars on humanitarian grounds as soon as they got news of the incident. The Pakistani Navy delivered food, medical supplies and also helped the fishermen repair the boat, a spokesperson for the Pakistan Navy confirmed.

The fishermen thanked the Pakistan Navy for their help, and in a heart-warming gesture, joined the Pakistan Navy in raising slogans of ‘Long live Pakistan’ with utmost gusto.

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The spokesperson for Pakistan Navy noted that the naval forces of the country had always been at the forefront of relief and rescue operations at sea.

“In addition to protecting the borders, naval forces have always been at the forefront of relief and rescue operations. This rescue mission also highlights that Pakistan wants peace in the region,” the spokesperson reaffirmed in a statement to the media.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Sufi Bhai
    Apr 29, 2018 - 10:39PM

    Aiding a vessel in distress is a universal rule. So no favors done. Recommend

  • Dr. Gupt
    Apr 30, 2018 - 6:49AM

    What a made up story — absolute crap — trying to counter India’s medical help to pakistan’s “hockey legend” that is begging India for help

    Also, look at the comments of the pakistanis here — let them die — arrest them — pakistan is full of hate for India, and pakistan is going to self destruct with its own hate

    Pathetic pakistanis and pathetic pakistanRecommend

  • Libra
    Apr 30, 2018 - 12:11PM

    If this could be Pakistan fishermen, they would have labelled as terrorists and sent to jail by Indians.Recommend

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